Each year, nearly 900 doctoral and more than 2,100 master’s degree recipients join the Rackham alumni community. A global network of more than 115,000 alums, Rackham grads continue to discover innovative solutions to the world’s most complex questions, establishing themselves as leaders in their fields.
Through mentorship and philanthropic giving, they also provide a strong foundation upon which current students can thrive during their time on campus, setting them up for success once they leave.
Recent Alumni Stories
Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Diamonds
Alumna and MacArthur Fellow Shannon Lee Dawdy is collaborating with a documentary filmmaker to explore recent changes in how Americans approach the topic of death.
Love and Robots
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we look at the research of alum Sven Nyholm, whose work includes exploring the possibilities and ethics of robot romance.
Creating Space for Herself and Others in Mathematics
Karen E. Smith reflects on the gender and class challenges she faced in the pursuit of her dream of becoming a mathematician—and on the challenges women in STEM still face.
A look at the milestones and accomplishments the U-M graduate community has achieved together over the last year.
Welcome to Rackham Connect!
We invite you, our alumni, to stay connected with Rackham and network with classmates, peers, and professionals in your field and in others.
Rackham Connect is a digital space developed in partnership with the Career Center’s University Career Alumni Network (UCAN). Not only will students be able to connect with alumni and potential mentors, but Rackham alumni will have a space to connect with one another.
An Impact Unlike Any Other
“Rackham students pursue advanced studies, research, and training in every school and college in the university. Your gift can help them every step along the way, from the day they first walk in the doors of the Rackham Building for orientation to the moment they walk back through as graduates ready to help shape our world.”
Rackham Alumni Diversity Council
The Alumni Diversity Council brings together alumni and friends of the graduate school to share their knowledge, perspective, and connections to develop, promote, and sustain DEI efforts across Rackham’s local, national, and global communities through strategic action.
Rackham Career Pathways Council
The Rackham Career Pathways Council brings together alumni and friends of the graduate school who are today’s leaders to share their knowledge, perspective, and connections in ways that will create the opportunities and experiences Rackham students need to reach their full potential and become tomorrow’s leaders in a global society.
Useful Information for Alumni
How can I update my contact information?
You can use the U-M Alumni Record Update Form to update your home address, business address, telephone number, fax number, or email address.
You may also contact our office to update your information:
Rackham Graduate School
University of Michigan
915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Telephone: (734) 764-1125
Fax: (734) 936-2848
How can I support Rackham Graduate Students?
Visit our Make a Gift page to learn how you can support Rackham Graduate Students.
Where can I obtain a copy of my diploma or transcript?
Contact the Registrar to request a replacement diploma or official copy of your transcript.
Where can I purchase a hood?
The Michigan Union Bookstore, located in the basement of the Michigan Union, sells hoods to graduating students, alumni, and faculty.
How can I learn more about career and placement services?
Contact the University’s Career Center to learn more about current services for students and alumni.
Other University of Michigan Websites
- Alumni Association
- U-M Libraries
- U-M Library Search Tools
- Campus Information Centers
- Campus Maps
- Parking on Campus
- U-M Events Calendar
- The Michigan Daily
- The University Record
- Michigan Today – a publication for Michigan alumni and friends
- News and Information Services
Around Ann Arbor
- Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors’ Bureau
- City of Ann Arbor
- Current Magazine – what is going on around Ann Arbor
- Parking around Ann Arbor
- Transportation – how to get around Ann Arbor
- Detroit Metro Airport